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Pribilof Islands

[prib-uh-lawf, -lof] /ˈprɪb əˌlɔf, -ˌlɒf/
plural noun
a group of islands in the Bering Sea, SW of Alaska, and belonging to the U.S.: the breeding ground of fur seals. Unabridged
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  • And away to the south and west are immense forests, mines of copper, and the Pribilof Islands, the home of the fur-seal.

    The Land of Nome Lanier McKee
  • For many years the Pribilof Islands produced practically all the seal-pelts used in the manufacture of seal-fur garments.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The fur seal, although widely distributed throughout the country, has but one breeding place,—the Pribilof Islands.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • When the mothers are killed the young ones, left in the rookeries upon the Pribilof Islands, soon die of starvation.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • The destruction of the Pribilof Islands fur seals by pelagic sealing still continues.

  • In 1896 over 16,000 young seals were found dead from starvation on the Pribilof Islands.

  • In this lease provision was made for the support and education of the Aleutians on the Pribilof Islands.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • It occurs regularly, sometimes abundantly, on the Pribilof Islands in the fall.

British Dictionary definitions for Pribilof Islands

Pribilof Islands

plural noun
a group of islands in the Bering Sea, off SW Alaska, belonging to the US: the breeding ground of the northern fur seal. Area: about 168 sq km (65 sq miles) Also called Fur Seal Islands
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